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  1. #1 GMC or what? 
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    The terms, giant molecular cloud, accretion disc, and protoplanetary disc are synonymous for the object. But, do they denote definite evolutionary stages for the object in question?


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    I'm no authority, but the order you chose sounds chronologically right.

    I think each draws attention to different aspects. What's it made of, what's it doing, what's next.

    How about calling it a "giant discus cloud of molecules accreting into protoplanets"?


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